Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 19 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation - Page 412: 8


The steps in B are due to the fact that the particles produced in a lytic cycle must reinfect other cells to produce more particles. The flat "step" represents the time for reinfection and production of more particles.

Work Step by Step

The thing to do is to review the lytic cycle and to see that the host cell dies. It cannot make more particles once it has lysed so there is a lag period while reinfection of more host cells occurs.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.